Gazans Losing Interest in Border Protests
There is a growing number of Gazans who believe the weekly protests along the Gaza border have lost their way. The Times of Israel reports, “With little to show from 18 months of demonstrations and hundreds of people killed or wounded, many Gazans are beginning to question and even criticize the Hamas-led protests. This is unheard of in a territory where dissent is barely tolerated by Hamas.”
Not also does Hamas have a tight fist on all media that comes in and out of Gaza, but they also clamp down on their own people. I can’t stress enough that what’s happening in Gaza is a major humanitarian crisis. The population of Gaza is 1.6 million people. 38% of them live in poverty. 26% of them are unemployed. The average wage decline over the past six years is 20%. 54% of Gazans are food insecure and 75% receive aid. Over 90% of the water from the Gaza aquifer is undrinkable, and the list goes on and on.
The problem is that the media and the UN want to blame Israel for this. That’s where they point the finger right away. But see, Israel isn’t the problem. If Gaza created peace with Israel, Israel would create peace with Gaza. Really, the problem is the leadership in Gaza. It’s Hamas. They control everything, and I think people are starting to wake up. That’s what we’re seeing here. They’re waking up to Hamas’s evil ways.
(Source: The Times of Israel)
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